Take an in-depth look at the different aspects involved when selecting sustainable materials and suppliers for your projects.
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World Bank Group
Henk Alssema, Vita Plastics (NDL), Chairman Plastics Committee
Steel: leading the way
Alexis Van Maercke, Secretary General of APEAL
Partner steel suppliers:
Aluminium: the runner-up
Partner aluminium suppliers:
PET plastic: a strong contender
Less usage of raw materials: new bottle preforms can be produced with ~35% regranulate, thus saving a relative amount of crude oil that would have been needed to generate new granulate.
Less energy requirements: recycling of plastics uses around 12% the energy needed to produce plastics from raw materials.
Partner PET suppliers:
HDPE plastic: another sturdy challenger
Partner HDPE suppliers:
Glass: the good old rival
Partner glass suppliers:
But that’s not all...
Partner suppliers of biodegradable materials:
Olivier Francois, Chairman International Environment Council
Partner suppliers of low-carbon-footprint materials: